Register At The
Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre

   As spring arrives, so does yet another baseball season in Valley East . Barb Cornthwaite is shown at the registration table during the first weekend of registrations.

  We are pleased to announce that registrations will be taking place for Valley East Minor Baseball throughout the month of April for the following age groups:

T Ė Ball,                  4 to 7 years of age

Rookie Ball,            8 to 9 years of age

Mosquito,             10 to 11 years of age

Pee Wee,               12 to 13 years of age

Bantam,                 14 to 15 years of age

Midget,                 16-17-18 years of age

Junior,                    over 18 years of age

   Valley East Minor Baseball has been around for over 20 years, and is looking forward to the upcoming season as one of its best ever. You can register for the 2007 season at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on the following days and times:

Saturday & Sunday April 14 & 15 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm .

Saturday & Sunday April 21 & 22 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday April 28 & 29 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm

   Evaluations will be held during the week of May 14 through to the 18. The season starts on June 4th , which is when the first pitch will be underway. The Valley East House League Tournament is slated to be held the weekend of June 23 & 24.

   Also another great item on our agenda, which was a huge success last year, is Blue Jays Camp.  All registrants of VEMBA are welcomed to come out for a fun filled day and learn some great techniques from personal trainers of the Toronto Blue Jays.

   Our current executive board is working very diligently to make the 2007 baseball season another great success. We also offer players a chance to play on Rep teams in the divisions from Rookie to Midget level.

   Board members will be on hand at the mall during registrations to answer any questions you may have, or perhaps you may want to volunteer some time. As with any sport we are always looking for volunteers such as coaches, convenors, scorekeepers, board members, or even to help out with fundraisers, or perhaps you would like information on sponsoring a team.  There will also be sign up sheets for anyone interested in Umpiring.
  After all of that has been said and done, our season finalizes with a Year End Banquet to congratulate all players in all levels and also our Umpires and Volunteers.
   The board members of Valley East Minor Baseball look forward to providing you, the players and parents, with yet another wonderful and fun-filled season of baseball. The popularity of the sport continues to grow in the Greater Sudbury Area and we are so grateful to everyone who participates or contributes in any way to the success of our organization.

   We look forward to seeing all of you at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre when you sign up for the 2007 baseball season.  Or call our hotline at 897-5959.

Valley East Minor Baseball Association





Valley East Minor Baseball Registrations are quickly coming to a close. Above, an unidentified Mother and Daughter fill out all of the necessary forms during the second weekend of registrations.

The weekend of April 29 and 30 will be the final chance to register. Registrations take place between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Frank Mueck, Umpire in Chief; Marianne Surridge, Secretary; and Debbie St. Jean, President, were very pleased with the first couple of days of registration for the 2006 Minor Baseball Season. The initial interest is looking good and it appears as if this might be a year of growth for the Valley East Minor Baseball Association.

The Association has introduced a "Bring-A-Buddy" initiative this year. Anyone who brings in a new person who has not played during any of the previous three seasons will get a $10 discount in the membership fee for himself and his/her new buddy.

Valley East Vipers Bantam Selects
Looking For Players

The Valley East Vipers Bantam Selects are looking for players born in 1991 and 1992. They will practice every Monday night at the Confederation Field and will play in up to three SOBA (Select) Tournaments in Southern Ontario. The SOBA Provincials "B" will be in Toronto on Labour Day Weekend, September 1 to 4, 2006. The Selects will also play numerous exhibition games against the Sudbury OPP Strikeforce Bantam "A" club and possible Home and Away Double Headers against the Sault and North Bay. Some fund-raising will be involved.

The coach is Carter McDavid; Assistant Coach is Ron Harvey; and the Manager is Mike Leblanc.

The first try-out will be held May 7 at Confederation Field at 2 p.m.

For more information contact Mike Leblanc at 969-3899.


Registrations for the 2006 Valley East Minor Baseball season will continue at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre during the month of April.

The dates and times are listed below:

Saturday, April 8 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact President, Debbie St. Jean at



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